The black bike path outside of Dana Miller's driveway. Photo via WINK News.
The black bike path outside of Dana Miller's driveway. Photo via WINK News.

Cape Coral black bike path sign instills contempt in a resident

When Dana Miller leaves her Cape Coral home in the mornings, the first thing she sees in the big painted bike path sign.

“The City of Cape Coral has decided to put that at the end of our driveway,” Miller said. “The entire length of our driveway [is] very awful, hideous looking.”

On Tuesday, Miller was surprised and feels singled out by the city for their latest transgression.

“The bike lane across the street is not in their driveway,” Miller said, visually frustrated.

Dana Miller points to the black bike lane sign towards the end of her driveway. Photo via WINK News.
Dana Miller points to the black bike lane sign towards the end of her driveway. Photo via WINK News.

“There’s not a single one on the street that is the length of somebody’s driveway like this.”

Cape Coral officials said they painted these signs the color black to improve safety for bike riders, such as Robert Milliman.

“It’s for bike safety and that’s what we need,” Milliman said. “More big safety we get out here the better off it is.”

But Fred Maves of Cape Coral said the city had no regard for the homeowners when they laid this paint out.

“I think I’ll look real good about 10 yards further to the east,” Maves said.

Officials tell WINK News the original bike lane sign was here before the house was built. It added the black color recently.

Miller said she will continue to fight this.

“I don’t appreciate my tax dollars going to make my property looked disgusting,” Miller said.

Reporter:Brendon Leslie
Writer:Michael Mora
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